Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game
Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended Tuesday's Sunflower Showdown with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player picking up a stool.
The brawl started moments after the Jayhawks tried to dribble out the time on their 81-60 victory. Silvio De Sousa was stripped by the Wildcats' DaJuan Gordon near midcourt and Gordon tried to go in for a layup. The Jayhawks' big man recovered and blocked his shot, sending Gordon to the floor, then stood over him barking. That triggered benches to empty and punches to be thrown.
Tuesday night, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long issued the following statement about what happened at the end of the game.
On the court, KU freshman guard Christian Braun led the Jayhawks in a breakout performance with 20 points. Braun, from Burlingotn, made seven of 15 shots in 29 minutes. KU season leading scorer Devin Dotson scored 18.
David Sloan and Xavier Sneed scored 17 and 16 points respectively to lead the way for K-State.
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